Going off to college for the first time is never an easy thing to do. In the next four years, you will grow and change in large part based on personal interactions and the environment in which you are living.
We recognize that the culture at Hartwick College will have a big impact on your growth. We take every part of the Hartwick experience very seriously, and we have implemented a comprehensive educational program to help you make the safest, healthiest decisions possible.
One way we do that is through One way we do that is through our partnership with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, financial literacy, digital citizenship, etc. in high schools and higher education institutions across the country.
Each year over 1/2 million students complete AlcoholEdu® for College – their online, non-opinionated, science-based alcohol abuse prevention course. In addition, we have also adopted Haven to impact our sexual responsibility, bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention strategies. Both of the AlcoholEdu® for College and Haven courses incorporate comprehensive content on healthy relationships, communication, consent, risk awareness and risk reduction strategies.
AlcoholEdu® for College, approximately a two-hour, Web-based alcohol prevention program being used at more than 800 colleges and universities around the country. The program uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Whether or not you abstain from or drink alcohol, AlcoholEdu® for College will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol while helping you to better cope with the drinking behavior of peers.
In addition we have also adopted Haven, Understanding Sexual Assault. Haven is an engaging online, research-based program that provides a unique learning experience regarding important prevention skills and strategies for our students. They will learn about healthy relationships, the importance of consent and being a good communicator, and the many ways one can help create the safe, positive campus you want to be a part of.
We require every new incoming Hartwick student to take AlcoholEdu® for College & Haven, Understanding Sexual Assault, as well as pass the three part survey components with a 75 % or higher. Instructions for completing this course will be emailed to all of our first-year and transfer students in July to help ensure that you meet this requirement, please remember that all students must complete Part 1 of both courses before reporting to campus on August 15, 2016.
While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents are the primary educators when it comes to healthy relationships and the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. That’s why we have made AlcoholEdu® for College and Haven for Parents available to you.
The content includes:
- An overview of the AlcoholEdu for College and Haven course structure and key concepts.
- A demo video that provides you with an overview of the course experience your child will be moving through.
- Helpful resources, such as tips on talking to your college student about alcohol, warning signs of an alcohol problem and links to additional resources.
Please note: Parent participation is optional. However it is important to know that if your student has taken AlcoholEdu® for High School, participation in this program is still required, as it does address this new stage of your student’s life. Instructions will be made available to you via mail and also on this webpage in July to assist both our first year students and parents in participation.